505 Seiten, kartoniert, McFarland, 2005
First published in 1987 to rich international acclaim, Gaige's Chess Personalia , an invaluable resource for researchers, is available for the first time in a softcover format.
There are around 14.000 entries, each offering full name, date and place of birth and death, FIDE title, country of citizenship and citations to mentions in the world's media. Name variants are cross-referenced.
Jeremy Gaige, well-known chess archivist and journalist, lives in Philadelphia.
xv Abbreviations of Bibliographical Sources
xxi Abbreviations of Nations and States
1 The Biobibliography
483 Appendix: Index to Obituaries in the British Chess Magazine , 1881-1986
Chess Personalia: A Bibliography is an original reprint from the library bound edition of 1987 written by the well known chess archivist Jeremy Gaige. This heavy weight from over 500 pages has over 14000 entries, where each entry offers full name, date and place of birth and death, FIDE title, country of citizenship and citations to mentions in the world’s media. Included is a abbreviations of bibliographical sources and an appendix with the obituaries from The British Chess Magazine that could be found from its origin 1881 till the year 1986. Although this work is not updated it is still a monumental work and indispensable for chess researchers. Jeremy Gaige has set-up in this book the standard for historical chess research and it certainly belongs to the life work of this man but did this book not deserve a hard cover? Conclusion: A great collectors item!
With kind permission of the author John Elburg (www.chessbooks.nl)